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  • Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Lectures,Arts
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 03:15:00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a concise overview of the best of our heritage. Eloquent and engaging, this is a liberal arts curriculum: the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. Includes The Ten Greatest Thinkers, The Ten Greatest Poets, The One Hundred Best Books ... [ more ]

  • Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

    Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

    Genre: Literature,Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Howard Gardner
    Duration: 07:06:00

    The True, the Good, and the Beautiful are as timeless a trio of concepts as Western culture has to offer. Since before Socrates, humankind has explored these virtues in an attempt to describe and categorize them. Our definitions of these concepts, moreover, have unceasingly changed over the ages and ... [ more ]

  • Gross: The Hits, the Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood

    Gross: The Hits, the Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Peter Bart
    Duration: 10:14:00

    When movies cost hundreds of millions to make and market, the magnitude of the wagers is astonishing. Vast riches rain down on those who gamble wisely, and careers are made and lost in one weekend. But never is this box-office race more feverish than during the summer blockbuster season, when the st ... [ more ]

  • Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies

    Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Ethan Mordden
    Duration: 12:29:00

    Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, growing up in the same time and place, ... [ more ]

  • Portrait of an Artist

    Portrait of an Artist

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Laurie Lisle
    Duration: 13:41:00

    One of the most original painters America has ever produced, Georgia O'Keeffe's vivid visual vocabulary-sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth-has had a profound and lasting influence on American art in this century. Renowned for her fierce independence, iron determination, and u ... [ more ]

  • How To Write Selling Humor

    How To Write Selling Humor

    Genre: Lectures,Arts,Education,Lectures,Arts,Education,Lectures,Arts,Education,Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Mel Helitzer, Peter Mehlman
    Duration: 03:00:00

    People will remember your writing if you use humor, which is often either ignored or misunderstood. Here are two original 90-minute workshops, (Writing Seinfeld -Style by Peter Mehlman and How To Write Humor by Mel Helitzer) recorded live, from experts who can help you improve your writing AND your ... [ more ]

  • Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera

    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Fred Plotkin
    Duration: 18:18:00

    Fred Plotkin, an internationally respected writer and teacher and former performance manager of the Metropolitan Opera, introduces listeners, whatever their level of musical knowledge, to all the riches of opera, the fastest growing of all the performing arts Written by an opera insider...here ... [ more ]

  • Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

    Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Ayn Rand
    Duration: 06:50:00

    In The Art of Fiction, Ayn Rand, the legendary author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, discusses how a writer combines abstract ideas with concrete action and description to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization, and style. ... [ more ]

  • Alexander Woolcott

    Alexander Woolcott

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Joseph O. Meyer
    Duration: 00:54:00

    One of the first shows was on the life of Winston Churchill that featured sound clips of his friends and enemies produced by Joseph O. Meyers. It was such a success that Meyers was requested to produce more shows on other famous people that included, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Red Allen and more. ... [ more ]

  • Alben W. Barkley

    Alben W. Barkley

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Joseph O. Meyer
    Duration: 00:54:00

    One of the first shows was on the life of Winston Churchill that featured sound clips of his friends and enemies produced by Joseph O. Meyers. It was such a success that Meyers was requested to produce more shows on other famous people that included, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Red Allen and more. ... [ more ]

  • Danny Kaye

    Danny Kaye

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Joseph O. Meyer
    Duration: 00:56:00

    One of the first shows was on the life of Winston Churchill that featured sound clips of his friends and enemies produced by Joseph O. Meyers. It was such a success that Meyers was requested to produce more shows on other famous people that included, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Red Allen and more. ... [ more ]

  • Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

    Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Anna Deavere Smith
    Duration: 04:30:00

    In the manner of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Anna Deavere Smith advises her young artist on everything from how to stay healthy to tips for building a diverse network of friends and professional alliances. Inspiring and deeply moving, this book has life-changing potential. ... [ more ]

  • Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Robert McKee
    Duration: 06:14:00

    For more than 15 years, Robert McKee's students have been taking Hollywood's top honors. His Story Seminar is the world's ultimate seminar for screenwriters, filmmakers, and novelists. Now, Robert McKee's Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting reveals the award-winni ... [ more ]

  • I Am Spartacus!

    I Am Spartacus!

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Kirk Douglas
    Duration: 05:17:00

    One of the world's most iconic movie stars, Kirk Douglas has distinguished himself as a producer, philanthropist, and author. Now, more than fifty years after the release of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas reveals the riveting drama behind the making of the legendary gladiator film. Douglas beg ... [ more ]

  • Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

    Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Ayn Rand
    Duration: 06:52:00

    Rand's lectures take listeners step by step through the writing process. From preparing an outline to polishing a draft to mastering an individual writing style, this crucial resource introduces the ideas of one of our most enduring authors to a new generation. ... [ more ]

  • Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present

    Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present

    Genre: Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Natalie Goldberg
    Duration: 03:47:00

    This weekend workshop is a primer on writing the modern memoir, which, unlike your grandmother's memoir, can be written at any age. Also, a memoir can be about just part of your life. The more you are present, the more the past will come up and be alive, says Natalie. Only right now can give you you ... [ more ]

  • Using Myth to Power Your Story

    Using Myth to Power Your Story

    Genre: Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Christopher Vogler
    Duration: 03:09:00

    How to create powerful narratives using the myths that link us all is the subject of this workshop, recorded live at a Writers' League of Texas seminar. The instructor, Christopher Vogler, was inspired by the mythic studies of Joseph Campbell and the depth psychology of Carl G. Jung. He wrote a seve ... [ more ]

  • Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them

    Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Marie D. Webster
    Duration: 03:09:35

    Although the quilt is one of the most familiar and necessary articles in our households, its story is yet to be told. In spite of its universal use and intimate connection with our lives, its past is a mystery which -- at the most -- can only be partially unravelled. (from the Introduction) ... [ more ]

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Duration: 02:27:00

    Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid -- the artist has a mission to lead others to the pinnacle with his work. The point of the pyramid is those few, great artists. It is a spiritual pyramid, advancing and ascending slowly even if it sometimes appe ... [ more ]

  • Christmas Carol Collection 2006

    Christmas Carol Collection 2006

    Genre: TV & Radio,Art & Music
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 32:15:00

    The LibriVox community wants to bring you a special treat for the 2006 Holiday Season. Here is a collection of traditional Christmas carols recorded by our wonderful voluteers. Enjoy! (Summary by Linda) ... [ more ]